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SCBANTON, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 18, lb9. TWO CENTS A COPY There Are Other Things for Presents Besides ' Toyi, Pictures, Brlc-a-Brac, etc., and although we keep all of these In unlimited abundance, today we ask your attention to other lines In which we display specialties bought expressly tor the holiday treble. v itmas Hfc yerchlefs Durness Lace Handkerchiefs that were bought to sell at $2.00. GIFT PRICE, tl.. Duchess Lace Handkerchiefs bought to sell at $3.60. GIFT PRICE. $2.19. Duchess Lace Handkerchiefs bought to sell for $4.50. GIFT PRICE, $2.79. Duchess Lace Handkerchiefs bought 4o sell for $5.00. GIFT PRICE. $3.19. , Fine Linen Batiste Handkerchiefs, exquisitely embroidered by hand. $2.26 TO $7.50 EACH. Swiss and Irish Embroidered Handkerchiefs. Wonderfully good values, 6e. to $2.00 EACH. Japaneses Initial and Hem-stitched Handkerchiefs. No end to assort ment. 10c. to $1.00 EACH. Mufflers Are always acceptable as a gift and more especially If they are the pret ty, desirable kind. Ours are Just that sort. PRICES 50c. to $2.60. Cold Weather Comforts Fur tippets, with all the attractive ness and style that tlie furriers can lend them, PRICES $1.60 to $12.00. Children's fur sets in the various popular skins. Extra well finished and properly cut, matched and lined. PRICES $1.00 to $2.75. Ostrich Feather Boas; all length. Choicest of select stock. PRICES $2.25 to $17.00. Combination Lace and Velvet Col larettes and fancy front. The most stylish neckwear of the season. PRICES 50c. to $20.00. Kid Glove Offerings WE ARE SOLE AGENTS IN THIS CITY AND DISTRICT FOR THE JUSTLY CELEBRATED DENTS ALCROFTS "CORONET' REAL KID GLOVES. THEY COME IN BLACK, TANS, BROWN AND MODES. 4-Button or 5-Hook Gloves In all the above shades. GIFT PRICE. $1.00. 4-Button Gloves for evening wear In all the popular shades and tints. GIFT PRICE. $1.25. Children's Dressed or Undressed ' Kid Gloves and Mittens. All sizes and all colors. PRICES 60c.' to $1.00. Men's Furnishings NOT THE USUAL CHEAP DRY GOODS SORT, BUT THE HIGH EST GRADE GENTS' FURNISH- ING STORE KIND, AT DY GOODS STORE PRICES. ' Dent-Alcroft Kid Gloves. All sites and shades. Other make's Kid Gloves for men or boys. PRICES 60c. to $2.00. Suspenders for men or youths, fancy or plain weaves, every oon t celvable style and all the reliable patented Improvements. Gilt, Nickel or Sterling Silver Buckles. PRICES 25c. to $2.26. Neckwear for male persons of all ages In Tecks, Four-ln-Hands, Im perial Puffs, Club House and Band Bows and other leading styles In dark or light effects; also black. Men's plain and fancy Hem stitched Linen Handkerchiefs, also Japanese Silk Handkerchiefs, with . or without Initials. PRICES 15c. to $1.00. Regulation Sweaters For men and boys. Conventional styles for everyday buyers and pe culiar styles for cranks. Holiday Gifts in Notions , Toilet sets in three pieces to a case Comb, Brush and Mirror. Porce lain effects; a white metal. PRICES $1.26 to $3.60. Oleulold S.plece sets; lovely goods and equlsite flnlnhn.n PRICES $2.75 to $6.00. Heavy French Plate Hand Mirrors, round or oval, bevelled edges. Strictly first quality goods. : PRICES $1.00 to $1.60. Fancy Cloth Brushes, solid bristles throughout. Metal or porcelain backs. PRICES $1.36 to $2.00. Pocketbooks and Purses, plain or liver trimmed, in all sorts of leather and skins. Including Alliga tor, Crushed Levant, Morocco, Snake. ' Any sort, every sort. All shades for evening wear In Japanese, Im ported Silks and Feather goods. I PRICES 60c. to $5.00. Celebrated Perfumery Colgate A Co.'s standard perfumes are so well known that It Is unne cessary 4o do more than merely mention the fact that we keep them. The new extracts and toilet water odors Include Alba Violet, Alba Role, Hermosa, etc., and as - usual we sell them at . nooular ; prices, or In other words, at their real values, without charging ex . ' tra for a celebrated name. GLOBE .WAREHOUSE ;,; : LIVE NEWS FROM THE CUBAN WAR A Sptiith Deierter'i Story ol Maceo'i MovcacnU. WEYLER'S TROOPS AT PINAROEL RIO Several Spanish Battalioas Have Penetrated to the Interior of the Hills aaa Have Baraed the Hats Occupied by the IasargeatsTae Press of Uavaaa Protest Against United States Sentiment. Key West, Fla., Dee. 17. Passengers by the steamer Olivette last night re port that great uneasiness Is felt In Havana on account of the uncertainty of Maceo's death. It la reported on good authority that General Prats, comman der of Matansas province, has notified General Weyler by telegram to cease all demonstrations on account of the death of Maceo and that General Ber nal of said province had an engagement Tuesday week with Maceo, who had 5,000 men with him. The Spaniards re port a victory as usual. Passengers state that the report of Maceo's death la well understood In Havana and that It was made up by order of the home government to Influ ence the congress of the United States. There was the wildest kind of excite ment on the dock last night when the facts became known. The cheers for Cuba literally shook the dock. It Is also said there are private letters In the city confirming the above but it is Impossible to get at them tonight. Havana, Dec. 17. The bulletins Is sued by the government today regard ing engagements of the troops are un important. A correspondent at Guanajay reports that the forces under Major Lacosta have captured at Mosquito Beach a Spanish deserter who belonged to the Alfonso Thirteenth battalion. The prisoner says that he waa forced to Join Maceo's forces in Plnar Del Rio. He repeats the story that Maceo did not cross the trocha on land, but went by sea around the northern end of It After landing In the province of Hav ana Maceo met the forces of Lieutenant Vasquez, who was waiting at Mosquito Beach, between Marlel and Banes. The prisoner complains that he was ill treated by the rebels. His story Is considered suspicious and he will be tried by a court martial. Advices from the province of Plnar Del Rio are to the effect that several Spanish battalions have penetrated to the Interior of the hills there In places that were considerably Impregnable by the rebels. The Insurgents had dis appeared, so the troops burned the huts that had been occupied by them. A number of horses and cattle were cap tured. ... , . The officers commanding In Plnar Del Rio have no Idea of the present locality of the rebels in that province. Scouting parties have failed to learn their where abouts, but the military profess to be lieve that their abandonment of almost unassailable positions is proof of the disorganization that has followed the death of Maceo. REBELS AT MATANZA3. Indications point to rebel parties having entered the province of Ma tanzas. Their trails show the direc tion In which they have gone, and a Spanish column Is following In their track. It Is believed that a concentra tion Is Intended In Santa Clara province of rebels from the east and west. The government is watching the move ments, and so far as can be gathered from outside sources It Is doing little besides watching to prevent the rebels from carrying out their plans. The Dlarto De La Marina continues to publish protests against the stories printed In the United States of the manner In which Maceo met his death. It maintains that the rebel leader was shot In open battle. In a leader today it savs, with an unconscious reflection on the Spanish character, that the stories of assassination reflect more to the discredit of Maceo, In accepting the alleged Invitation to parley, than to di minish the fame, honor and chivalry of the Spaniards. In this sentence the paper shows unintentionally, that. In Its opinion, Maceo died not In trusting to a Spanish flag of truce, show the Intelligence expected of him. La.Lucha bitterly comments upon the news reached here from the United States, and claims that the American sympathy for the rebels Is due to a subsidised press. It says that the government Is responsible for not em ploying the press the game as the in surgents, adding that if it did so. It would find the newspapers a powerful medium for the defense of the Spanish cause. COL ETHAN ALLEN'S LETTER. President of the Canan League Is. saes an Aiarese. New York, Dec. 17. Colonel Ethan Allen, president of the Cuban league of the Unrted States, which was or ganised the other evening by a number of prominent New Yorkers at the Fifth Avenue hotel. Issued an address to the public today, In which he sets forth the principles and purposes of the organi sation. The address, after reviewing the struggle in Cuba from Its incep tion to the present time, says: , We are charged before the world with lmpotency In not protecting our cltisens against Spanish violence on Cuban soil, and in hushing our indignation at un. numbered cruelties In Cuba, while millions of American capital there Invested are gradually disappearing, which would be saved by the immediate Intervention of this government. Fellow citizens. It is due to ourselves as well as to Cuba, that this record should be reversed. This has not been our record hitherto, and we are persuaded will not le. main so now, when an appeal Is made to the humanity as well as to the material In terests of our people.. We do not propose, nor Is It necessary to violate our laws. But If the laws stand in the way, then change the laws. We, the people, are the source of power, and may dictate what the law shall be and therefore cannot shield ourselves behind statutory phraseology from the odium of not fulfilling our natural obligations to ward a people struggling to be free. Let us so speak that the executive of tnls na tion, and our representatives in congress shall recognise Cuban independence, and ail will be well. We are not required to raise battalions of men nor to furnish ships of war; but we are called upon to de clare that the part of this nation Is for the oppressed Cubans and then with her Independence acknowledged, her unarmed heroes may obtain from us as required the equipments of war, as Spain has done heretofore, and thus we blase tne way for a flnal victory, as surely to follow, as In the end right triumphs over wrong. ' The league will hold a grand mass meeting in Cooper Union of New York on Monday. Dec. 21. It Is desired that branch . organisations - be formed throughout the country and that meet ings be held In the other prominent cities of the nation. WILLIAMS FOR PENROSE. Lascrae'a New Congressman Claims Laserae is All Right. Washington, Dec. 17. Congressman elect William B. Williams, of Luzerne county. Pa., who will succeed Repre sentative Lelsenrlng after March 4, arrived In Washington yesterday and held a conference with Senator Quay on the senatorial fight. Mr. Williams Is a strong Penrose man and believes that the young Phlladelhlan will suc ceed In his ambition to go to the Sen ate. "I served with Mr. Penrose lh the State senate," said Mr. Williams, "and I know that he would make an excel lent representative of the people In the upper branch of congress. His long experience at Harrlsburg would be of great asslstanctKo him. He Is perfect ly familiar with the Ins and outs of legislation and would not have to spend two-thirds of his term In learning how they do things in the senate, aa most new senators are compelled to do. In addition, he is popular, and would soon be on good terms with all of his col leagues. Friendship, you know, goes a long way towards accomplishing leg islation." When asked how the Luzerne dele gation would vote, Mr. Williams said a majority of them would be found In the Penrose column. Three of the four representatives and one senator from the adjoining county of Lackawanna, he added, would vote for Penrose. The other representative. John R. Fair, father of the Compulsory Education law, now In force In Pennsylvania, would vote for Mr. Wanamaker. 0000 LUCK FOR A PEACEMAKER. J. Hay Browa, of Lancaster, Pa., 1 Slated for the Cabinet. Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 17. Advices from Canton and Washington confirm the news that President-elect McKln. ley has offered J. Hay Brown, of this city, the attorney generalship. About a year ago Mr. Brown refused to ac cept the chief Justiceship of the state Superior court when tendered him by Governor Hastings. A few years ago he was urged by Senators Cameron and Quay to accept a place on the su preme bench of the United States, but he refused, as he did not desire to en ter politics. Mr. Brown has the hearty support of every Republican leader In Pennsylva nia, and he Is closer to "Boss" Magee, of Pittsburg, than any other man in the state. Major McKlnley is a very close personal friend of Mr, Brown, and when there was a coldness be tween the ex-governor of Ohio and Senator Quay, before the convention, the Ohio statesman sent for Mr. Brown to come on to Canton. He went, and after a consultation returned home and took Senator Quay back to Canton with him, and It was thus that the two statesmen became warm friends again. A week after Mr. Brown had effected- this reconciliation Senator Quay announced his determination to withdraw from the presidential race and throw his support to McKlnley. WANAMAKER'S TOTAL STRENGTH. A Count of Noses Made by Senator Quay's Friends. Washington, Dec. 17. While Senator Quay himself declines to go into figures as to the present standing of the mem bership of the state legislature on the question of the senatorship, friends of his here whose sources of information are good have been making calcula tions which are eminently satisfactory to them. They claim that, as mat ters now stand, Wanamaker's total strength Is not over sixty, Including all doubtful senators and members who can be reasonably claimed for him, while be has not over forty who are certain tor him. The total Republican membership of the legislature Is 215, requiring 10$ to nominate In caucus. WAR BETWEEN TRUSTS. Big Sugar and Coffee Concerns En tcr Into Competition. New York, Dec. 1. There was a re port today that the American Sugar Refining company, sometimes called the sugar trust, had bougnt the Wool son Spice company, of Toledo, Ohio. This Is the largest coffee roasting and grinding concern In the country, next to Arbuvkle Brothers, of New York, and It is said to have been acquired by the sugar trust to fight Arbuckle Brothers on account of the intention to erect a sugar refinery in, opposition to the. trust. When asked If the purchase had been made, O. H. Havemeyer, the president of the sugar rust, replied that he had nothing to sav on the subject. CORN FOR INDIA. The First Cargo Ever Shipped from This Country. Philadelphia, Dec. 17. The first car go of corn which has ever been ship ped from this country to India will be carried by the German steamship Re mus which left Baltimore tonight for this port. The British government has purchased 140,000 bushels of corn in this country, which will be loaded here by the Remus and taken to India. The corn will be distributed by gov ernment agents and will be planted In the hope of producing a crop to alleviate In a measure the impending famine In India. Trouble In Portugal. London, Dec. 17. A dispatch from Bom bay says that advices have been received from Goa, the capital of Portugese India, that the Insurgent Ranes have made an attack upon Perhem, where they burned and looted the treasury. The Portugese sent 600 troops to punish the Ranes, who were dispersed and a number of thorn killed- . The Strike at Hamburg. Hamburg, Dec. 17. In the consequence of the disturbances here the strikers are prohibited by the police from patrolling the port. Numbers of strikers are seek ing to return to work, but the employers refuse to receive them until the strike Is ended. Home Tor Aged Colored People. Washington, Dec. 17. The senate com mittee on education and labor today re- Jiorted favorably a bill appropriating 100,000 for the establishment in the city of Washington of a national home for aged and Infirm colored people. Bubonic Plague at Bombay. Bombay, Dec. 17. The official statistics Of the Bubonic plague In this etty show that there have been 1,651 cases and 1,'JM deaths from the disease. Over 100,000 per sons have fled from the city, and the flight continues daily. Blaze at Altooaa. . Altoons, Pa., Dec. 17. Flrt at Hastings, Cambria county, early thu morning de stroyed J. N. Nortel's general s'ore; Frank Donohue's dwelling and John Westover's livery stable. The loss la 110,000; partially rovarttd hv Insurance. ENGLAND SHAKEN BY EARTHQUAKE Violent Selsalc Diilorbaicei AH Over the Little Island. TWO DISTINCT SHOCKS ARE FELT Aa Earl Shaken In His BedCatae- drals aad Churches lnjnred by the Severe Shock The Populace Pauie ItrlckenFled in Terror From Their HousesShocks Lasted From Four to Thirty Seconds. London, Dec. 17. Great Britain Is In the throes of a genuine and unpreced ented sensation. An earthquake, the most violent experienced in this coun try, has shaken every shire from Dun ham to Surrey and from London to the Welsh coast. The subterraneous dis turbance was first noticed at about 6.30 this morning. It lasted from four to thirty seconds, and at many points two distinct shocks were experienced. The moat severe shocks were felt at Cheltenham, Ledbury and Dean Forest. The earth ahaklng waa accompanied by a loud, rushing sound. Buildings were violently shaken, furniture was shift ed, doors were thrown open and pic tures ana other ornaments were upset. The Inhabitants were panic stricken and fled from their houses. The earthquake also visited Birming ham and various points In Shropshire, and waa violent In Worcester and the country surrounding that city. Houses rocked and furniture waa overturned. There waa very great excitement among the rustics about Poole, who tnougnt that the end of the world had come. Houses shook for nearly a minute at Bristol and Clifton, causing much alarm in those districts. The railroad employes at Crewe re port that they felt the rails oscillate. and at Evesham the earthquake shock was rouowea by a brilliant light In the sky. Up to Tuesday the weather In Eng land waa unusually mild, but on Tues day there was a sudden change to se vere frost, which was followed by dense fogs and snow on Wednesday. In the mining districts It was at first thought that the shocks were the result of colliery explosions and this belief prevailed for some time afterward. EARL OF WARWICK DISTURBED. The disturbance was experienced with great violence at Warwick Cas tle. The Earl of Warwick was awak ened and felt his bed lifted as though by some force beneath It, and the fur niture In his room was shitted. The Inhabitants of Slough were awakened by a shock so severe that they thought the Middlesex Powder factory had exploded. A large area or ground sank near Stockport, and at Melton-Mowbray the noise which accompanied the earth quake shock resembled a discharge of gun-cotton under water, At some points persons on the coun try roatls who were going to work were thrown down, and a number of people were thrown out of their beds. Hereford cathedral was injured by the severe shock felt at that place. There the dull rumbling beneath the earth's surface was followed by two terrific crashes and a terrible lifting and rocking. The panic at Hereford was so great that one woman died of fright. People rushed wildly Into the streets. Many chimneys fell, crashing Into the thoroughfares, and all the pinnacles of St. Nicholas' church top pled over and part of the pinnacle of the cathedral fell to the ground. At Liverpool the earthquake was preceded by heavy thunder and a fearful hall storm. LONDON ESCAPES. In London the earthquake was only slightly felt. A singular phenomenon occurred at Bridgenorth, near Shrews bury, previous to the disturbance. The streets suddenly seemed to be on fire, and there was a violent report, accom panied by earthshaklng. People who were going to their work in that vicin ity say they were, for a time, unable to walk owing to the vibration. MURDER OP A LAWYER. M. K. Duty is Fatally Stabbed by Cad Collins. Parkersburg, W. Va., Dec. 17. M..K. Duty, one of the most prominent law yers In this state, was murdered In his office at Pennsboro by Cad Collins this afternoon. About 5 o'clock Benton Thomas, a client of Lawyer Duty's, called on the latter to consult him on business. Thomas had been In Duty's office but a short time when Collins, a well known oil man, entered and began an abusive attack upon Thomas. Duty ordered Collins to leave the office, whereupon the latter rushed at Duty with a long knife and began to cut him. Duty received three slashes across the abdomen, one over the liver, and was so badly cut about the neck and head that he died shortly after wards. Before Duty fell he struck Collins over the head with a poker, and it is believed he is also badly Injured. Of ficers are looking for Collins, who Is said to be a desperate man. Lawyer Duty was the late Democratic candi date for circuit Judge of Ritchie coun ty circuit court. MINISTER ! ACQUITTED. Jury in the Cnse of Dr. Hughes Ken der a Qualified Verdict. New York, Dec. 17. The trial of the suit of 15 year old Mary Slavak for $10,000 damages for assault against the Rev. Dr. Thomas P. Hughes, rector of the Protestant Episcopal church of the Holy Sepulchre which has been in pro gress tor two days, resulted In a quali fied verdict for the rector. Mary Slavak wanted $10,000 damages from the rector because on the after noon of March 81 she alleges, he be haved improperly toward her while she was in his study. Dr. Hughes emphatically denied the charge. The verdict of the Jury was: "We the Jury, find the evidence In this case equally balance and that there Is no preponderance of evidence on either side. Under the Instructions of the court we are therefore compelled to find a verdict for the defendant." . Cameron's Cuban Resolutloa. : Washington. Dec. 17. A prominent mem ber of the senate committee on foreign re lations Is authority for the statement that the committee was this morning polled and It will probably, at its meetnc tomor row, order a favorable report on Senator Cameron s resolution caning ior tne rec ognition of the Republic of Cuba, and of fering the friendly offices of the United States to bring the war to a close. Lumber Merchants Fall. ' Montreal, Dec. 17. Patrick Donnelly, lumber merchant, has assigned, with lia bilities amounting to $100,000. This Is the second big failure In the lumber trade nere tnis weea. james ooen assigned Tuesday, with liabilities of $150,000. MEN OF PROMINENCE. EDWARD HALE, The Great 5masher ol Bicycle Records Edward Hale, the new long distance champion bicycle rider, well deserves the honors and emoluments he won on the big track In Madison Square Garden if physi cal endurance merely Is worthy of praise. His energy and pluck were marvelous. The records made In the race surpass every thing In the books. Eleven records were smashed. At the head of them stands Hale, the champion, with 1,903 miles to his eredit ridden within the compass of six days and six nights. He used a bicycle geared to eighty-six Inches. He circled the oblong track Just 19,000 times. Statis tics of the energy all this Involved are In tonating. On the average, he propelled his wheel twenty-one and a half feet with every revolution of the pedals. Each of his feet pushed the pedal around 327,000 times. In making that great ride Hale expended about 82,700,000 pounds of energy, or 1,350 tons. He traveled on the average 200 feet farther In each mile than the men that were with him In the race. This waa OVATION TO M'KINLEY. President-elect sod His Wire Enthusi astically Received it Cblcaro.-Msjor Desires a Moderate Tariff Bill. Chicago, Dec. 17. Major McKlnley arrived at the Union station at 8 o'clock this morning. As the president emerged from the station be was heartily cheered by a large crowd which had assembled and It was wfth, difficulty that he made his way to the carriage. - Major and Mrs. McKlnley went out for a drive- a short time after his ar rival and for the rest of the day re mained at the home of Captain and Mrs. McWIUlams, where they are stav ing and where a number of Intimate friends called. The president-elect says his wife Is better than she has been at anv time since her recent at tack of the grip? Major and Mrs. Mc Klnley spent a quiet evening; they have no plans for tomorrow beyond u trip to Evanston to spend the night with Mr. and Mrs. Charles O. Dawes. Judge and Mrs. H.VB. Day, of Can ton, will also be the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dawes. Major McKlnley's most notable caller this afternoon was Joseph Medlll, editor of the Chicago Tribune. Mr. Medlll discussed tariff legislation and said he was opposed to an extreme measure. Major McKlnley wants a moderate bill, which will be so fair and satisfac tory that it will stand for a dozen years or more. The distinguished visitor In formed a representative of the Chicago Press club that If he was In the city Saturday nlsht he would attend the Carlisle Indian-Wisconsin University football game. THE GHOST CANNOT WALK. Mr. Cleveland's Absence Delnys the Pay of Congressional Employes. Washington. Dec. 17. With" the ab sence of President Cleveland from Washington destroys the chances of the employes of congress getting advance pay tomorrow, under the Joint resolu tion sent to the white house today. P.y that resolution the disbursing of ficers, in accordance with the usuul custom are authorized to pay the em ployes for December on the 18th Inst., but until the president returns to sign the joint resolution the proposed legis lation cannot be maue effective. tieorge Erb Released. Harrlsburg, Pa,, Dec. 17. The annual dinner of the Princeton College Alumni as soclatlon of Princeton college will take place at the Commonwealth hotel on Wednesday evening, Dec. 30. There will be responses to toasts by prominent alum ni of Princeton and representatives of sister colleges. Judge McPherson, of this city, Is president of the association. Steamship Arrivals. New York, Dec. 17. Arrived: Germanic, from Liverpool; Latin, from Bremen; Clr cassla, from Glasgow. Sailed: Norwe gian, for Glasgow. Arrived out: Trave, at Bremerhaven; Amsterdum, at Rotter dam. Sailed ftor New York: Kaiser Wil helm II, from Genoa; V'eendam, from Rot terdam; Massachusetts, from London. TIN! NEWS THIS M0RMNU. Weeper tn:lfln Tedsyi inuwsr. frubaols; Slightly Warmer. 1 Reported that Maceo Is Still Alive. All isngiana Bnaxen ay r.aruuiu.ino. American Federation of Labor. Royal Ovation to Presldent-Elect Mc Klnley. 2 Congressional Doings. Wall Street Review and Markets. $ (Local)-West Side Viaduct Killed by Amendments. Ladies' Night at Whist Club. 4 Editorial. Casual Mention. 5 (Local) Steel Rail Men Meet. Plumbers Want an Increase of Salary. 6 Text of the Ruling which Saves Scran- ton's Water Supply, 7 Suburban Happenings. Trouble, of the Firm of Taylor Ac Co. S Problems About the Planet Mars, i 9 Btories of the Pony Express. 10 (Story) "The Brown Man's Servant (Concluded). U 'Some Curious Inventions of Women 11 News Up and Down the Valley, 1 because he clung to the outer rtm of the track, and In doing so he avoided falling. Rice, who rode next to Hale, developed an unbounded admiration for the Irish giant during the race. Hale lingered hours beside the man from Wllkes.Barre, cheer ing him up and encouraging him to perse vere. Rice's heart was touched. Toward the end of the race he asked Hale to dis mount. When he had done so Rice ap proached him and took bis hand, "You're mighty good to me," he said. "You are a better man than I am, and I am glad you are going to win." Hale looked sneeplsn, as ir he had done something that he waa ashamed of. Hale's speed was phenomenal and demonstrates the fallacy of the old idea that mere endurance can win In a bIx days' race. Speed will be a distinct factor In long time races hereafter. Hale besides winning the championship, will receive the neat sum of $5,000 into the bargain. Chicago Times-Herald. FEDERATION OF LABOR. Startling Developments Expected from tbe Investigation of Charges Agslast the Officers. Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 17. On the opening of the afternoon session the committee on resolutions presented a resolution recommending that local unions affllliated with the American Federation of Labor so. change their laws that dues of members shall not be less than fifty cents a month: ore' ferably twenty-five cents a week, that on failure to comply with this request within six months, the charter of the unions so falling shall be revoked and that no charters be hereafter granted to organizations unless their by-laws provide for monthly dues of at least fifty rents. The committee recom mended their adoption. A lively dis cussion followed, lasting for more than two hours, but In the end the resolution was adopted. Delegate O'SullIvan, of the Massachu setts State Federation moved that the convention go Into executive session for the consideration of the charges against officers, which W. D. Mahon had been ordered at the morning session, to re port In writing. Other delegates urged the convention not to commit this great blunder. They argued that the matter had been first broached In open meet ing, the convention had ordered the In vestigation to be made in open session and to go behind closed doors with It now, could not fail to cause suspicion of white-washing. The original mo tion was put to vote and carried, about two-thirds of the delegates voting for It was deckled to remain in session to carry on the Investigation without adjourning at the regular time for sup per. It Is Impossible to get any authentic Informations as to the nature of the charges being Investigated, but It is learned from a reliable source that the charges emanated from Secretary Mc Graith. It Is said that for some time paBt he has realized that his official po sition was In danger at this convention, and that consequently as a sort of pro tection to himself, he has been keeping close tab on the members of the exe cutive council, and that the charges will be to the effect that the yery men who voted to revoke Wm. C. Pomeroy's commission as general organizer on the ground that he used his office for po litical purposes, had themselves done the very same thing during the recent campaign, but in the interest of a different party; also, that while tho officers of the council were giving their attention to partisan politics strike matters and other affairs of the coun cil which should have been attended to were entirely neglected. It is hinted by some that there was "boodle" In large chunks and it is aliened that the sensation which will follow the Investi gation will be without precedent In the labor world. Delejates and officers, however, up to the time of closing the convention doors to the press, generally professed entire Ignorance as to the nature of the charges to be Investi gated. Pennsylvania Bankers. Plttsbiirg. Pa., Dec. 17. At the me?tlng of the Pennsylvania Bankers' association this morning Williameport was selected as the place of meeting in 1897. The election of olllcers resulted: President, T. Day. of Pittsburg; vice-president, W. Hackett. of Kaston; secretary, A. D. Clark, of Kane, and treasurer, S. R. Shumaker, of Huntingdon. Masonic Hall llnrned. Easton, Pa., Dec. 17. Fire this morn ing destroyed the Masonic hall, a three story structure, at Riegelsvllle. The building was owned by Jacob Hoffman. The first and second floors were occupied by the families of William Rufe and Al bert Oodown, and the third floor was used as a Masonic lodge room. The loss on the building Is $8,000, partly Insured. Aged Woman's Suicide. Pittsburg, Pa Dec. 17. Mrs. David Spence, aged 62 ?ears, committed suicide at her home in this city today by taking poison. Her mind was unbalanced and she Imagined that others controlled her with i mysterious electrical power. Herald's Weather i'orrenst. New York, Dec. 18. In the Middle states today, partly cloudy and overcast, milder weather will prevail, preceded by fair, with light and northeasterly to southeasterly winds, followed by fog on the coast. On Saturday, cloudy to partly cloudy, milder weather, and fresh to brisk southwesterly winds will prevail, preceded quite gener ally in the northern districts by moder.ite snow falls and followed by clearing in the I evening, HlEY'S Holiday Ooods. Black and Fancy Silks and Satins, Including an elegant line of Evening Shades. . Moire Velours in Black and Evening Shades. LACE HANDKERCHIEFS IN DUCH. ESS, VALIENCIENES AND POINT. FRENCH AND IRISH HAND EM BROIDERED HANDKERCHIEFS, IN GREAT VARIETY. BLACK LACE SCARF AND FICHU'S. LADIES' FANCY NECKWEAR. 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